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Salzburger Festspiele 2016 | Richard Strauss: Die Liebe der Danae

Krassimira Stoyanova Danae | Tomasz Konieczny Jupiter | Norbert Ernst Merkur | Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke Pollux | Regine Hangler Xanthe | Gerhard Siegel Midas | Mária Celeng Semele | Olga Bezsmertna Europa | Michaela Selinger Alkmene | Jennifer Johnston Leda | Ernst Raffelsberger chorus master | Alvis Hermanis stage director
Wiener Philharmoniker, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor
Franz Welser-Möst

With Richard Strauss’ penultimate, satirically mythological opera Die Liebe der Danae (The Love of Danae) after a draft by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, the Salzburg Festival continues its series of operas by the Festival founders Hofmannsthal and Strauss with the Wiener Philharmoniker under the baton of Franz Welser-Möst.


Richard Strauss: Die Liebe der Danae (The Love of Danae)

“Krassimira Stoyanova is heading a truly supreme cast and emerges as the “one in a thousand, the true Strauss lyric-dramatic soprano who can soar and swoop, working miracles on phrases that never stop coming.”
The Artsdesk

“Alvis Hermanis’ colourful production brings oriental flair to Salzburg, his staging was spectacular above all else.”
Opera Today

“Once more, this very rarely presented opera returned successfully on stage, leaving the audience with unforgettable impressive images embedded in soft romantic sound.“
Opera Online

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NTSC 16:9
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PCM Stereo
Dolby Digital 5.1
dts 5.1
Total running time
160 mins
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
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English, German
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